1959 South American Championship (Argentina)

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1959 South American Championship
Tournament details
Host country Argentina
Dates March 7 – April 4
Teams 7 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s) 1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions  Argentina (12th title)
Runners-up  Brazil
Third place  Paraguay
Fourth place  Peru
Tournament statistics
Matches played 21
Goals scored 86 (4.1 per match)
Top scorer(s) Brazil Pelé (8 goals)
1957

The South American Championship 1959 was a football tournament held in Argentina, and won by Argentina with Brazil in second.

Colombia, and Ecuador withdrew from the tournament.

Pelé from Brazil was named best player of the tournament and was the top scorer with 8 goals.[1]

Venues[edit]

Buenos Aires
Estadio Monumental
Capacity: 67,664
002.Buenos Aires desde el cielo (Estadio de River).JPG

Final round[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Argentina 6 5 1 0 19 5 +14 11
 Brazil 6 4 2 0 17 7 +10 10
 Paraguay 6 3 0 3 12 12 0 6
 Peru 6 1 3 2 10 11 −1 5
 Chile 6 2 1 3 9 14 −5 5
 Uruguay 6 2 0 4 15 14 +1 4
 Bolivia 6 0 1 5 4 23 −19 1
Argentina  6–1  Chile
Pedro Manfredini Goal 5'50'
Pedro Callá Goal 7'
Juan José Pizzuti Goal 17'39'
Raúl Belén Goal 75'
Luis Álvarez Goal 25'
Attendance: 70,000
Referee: Washington Rodríguez (Uruguay)

Uruguay  7–0  Bolivia
José Sasía Goal 5'
Guillermo Escalada Goal 12'
Víctor Guaglianone Goal 17'
Carlos Borges Goal 60'65'
Vladas Douksas Goal 69'
Domingo Pérez Goal 89'
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: Alberto Da Gama Malcher (Brazil)

Brazil  2–2  Peru
Didi Goal 24'
Pelé Goal 48'
Juan Seminario Goal 59'77'
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: Carlos Robles (Chile)

Paraguay  2–1  Chile
José Aveiro Goal 8'14' Leonel Sánchez Goal 34' (pen.)
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: Luis Ventre (Argentina)

Argentina  2–0  Bolivia
Omar Corbatta Goal 2'
Pedro Callá Goal 79'
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: Carlos Robles (Chile)

Peru  5–3  Uruguay
Miguel Ángel Loayza Goal 4'27'42'
Juan Joya Goal 29'79'
Héctor Demarco Goal 2'
Vladas Douksas Goal 31'
José Sasía Goal 81'
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Carlos Robles (Chile)

Paraguay  5–0  Bolivia
Cayetano Ré Goal 1'21'50'
Ildefonso Sanabria Goal 11'
José Aveiro Goal 51'
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Alberto Da Gama Malcher (Brazil)

Brazil  3–0  Chile
Pelé Goal 43'45'
Didi Goal 89'
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Alberto Tejada (Peru)

Uruguay  3–1  Paraguay
Héctor Demarco Goal 2'
Vladas Douksas Goal 37'
José Sasía Goal 85'
José Aveiro Goal 77'
Attendance: 70,000
Referee: Carlos Robles (Chile)

Argentina  3–1  Peru
Omar Corbatta Goal 18' (pen.)
Rubén Sosa Goal 42'
Víctor Benítez Goal 78' (o.g.)
Miguel Ángel Loayza Goal 51'
Attendance: 70,000
Referee: Alberto Da Gama Malcher (Brazil)

Brazil  4–2  Bolivia
Pelé Goal 16'
Paulo Valentim Goal 18'26'
Didi Goal 89'
Ricardo Alcón Goal 12'
Ausberto García Goal 22'
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Luis Ventre (Argentina)

Chile  1–1  Peru
Tovar Goal 77' Miguel Ángel Loayza Goal 12'
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: Washington Rodríguez (Uruguay)

Argentina  3–1  Paraguay
Omar Corbatta Goal 15'
Rubén Sosa Goal 63'
Vladislao Cap Goal 69'
José Parodi Goal 36'
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: Carlos Robles (Chile)

Chile  5–2  Bolivia
Mario Soto Goal 7'42'
Juan Soto Mura Goal 17'51'
Leonel Sánchez Goal 89'
Máximo Alcócer Goal 25'76'
Attendance: 70,000
Referee: Luis Ventre (Argentina)

Brazil  3–1  Uruguay
Paulo Valentim Goal 62'80'89' Guillermo Escalada Goal 36'
Attendance: 70,000
Referee: Carlos Robles (Chile)

Peru  0–0  Bolivia
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Washington Rodríguez (Uruguay)

Brazil  4–1  Paraguay
Pelé Goal 25'31'63'
Chinesinho Goal 35'
José Parodi Goal 4'
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Carlos Robles (Chile)

Argentina  4–1  Uruguay
Raúl Belén Goal 15'60'
Rubén Sosa Goal 55'80'
Héctor Demarco Goal 85'
Attendance: 80,000
Referee: Isidro Ramírez (Paraguay)

Paraguay  2–1  Peru
José Aveiro Goal 32'68' Gómez Sánchez Goal 51'
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Alberto Da Gama Malcher (Brazil)

Chile  1–0  Uruguay
Mario Moreno Goal 88'
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Alberto Tejada (Peru)

Argentina  1–1  Brazil
Juan José Pizzuti Goal 40' Pelé Goal 58'
Attendance: 85,000
Referee: Carlos Robles (Chile)

Result[edit]

 1959 South American Championship Champions 

Argentina
12th title

Goalscorers[edit]

With eight goals, Pelé of Brazil is the top scorer in the tournament; in total, 86 goals were scored by 36 different players, with only one of them credited as own goal.

8 goals
6 goals
5 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
Own goal

References[edit]

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